A love for getting every kid moving in the Pacific Northwest.

The EKS Pass – PNW

Pacific Northwest families whose children are qualified for free/reduced lunch programs are encouraged to apply for up to
$150 of after-school sports registration fees.

The EKS Pass Program features a simple-to-use process for getting your child registered for sports.
Our goal is to provide families the resources to bring and keep activity in the lives of their kids.

How the EKS Pass works:

In partnership with the Julia Love Pritt Foundation, Every Kid Sports and PHIT America are providing funding to low-income families throughout the Pacific Northwest which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. The Pass is available to kids 4 -18 years old participating in recreational after-school sports programs.

Youths, parents, advocates, counselors, and specialists can apply online to Every Kid Sports for “sportsidies.” We are providing financial assistance to assist with registration fees, for your kids’ recreational activities of choice. Checks will be made out to the organizations offering the activities. Families present these payments at registration. Grants are available to low-income families living in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. 

Families must present at the time of registration one of the following documents verifying their low-income status:

SNAP
WIC
COE for Migrant Education Programs

Rules of the game.

About the Every Kid Sports Pass.

The Every Kid Sports Pass: History

  • Every Kid Sports’ flagship program, The Pass, started in 2010!
  • The Pass was created to provide financial assistance to low-income families, physically/developmentally challenged, or at-risk youth.
  • The Pass has been breaking down financial barriers for underprivileged kids to play sports for nearly 10 years.
  • The Pass has helped kids in 31 states.
  • The Pass has provided opportunities to thousands of kids to be active and thrive in life through sports.
  • The Pass is possible because of our amazing sponsors; who are committed to supporting an active and thriving youth culture through multi-sport athletes.
  • Today, The Pass is currently available in 6 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Every Kid Sports aims to bring The Pass to all 50 states, leveling the playing field for all kids to get ‘in the game.’

Julia Pritt (July 9, 1932 – April 3, 2010)
Julia Pritt was a Seattle area philanthropist and co-founder of Attachmate, one of the most successful privately held software companies in the history of Washington State.

Julia Started her early philanthropic activities by volunteering her time in Plano and Seattle with organizations like YES (Youth Eastside Services) and then, after retirement, started her own non-profit, WWIN (Washington Women in Need). Since 1990 the organization’s full time staff has provided over $10 million in financial aid to more than 4000 low income women with a focus unique to women needs.

Among the extraordinary gifts Julia founded Julia’s Place (a homeless family shelter in the Madrona neighborhood) and Washington Women in Need and donated land for a beautiful Issaquah park. The Julia Pritt House, a shelter for homeless in Issaquah, was named in her honor.

Even though Julia was a very accomplished business woman and philanthropist, her true passion was her family.

Her generosity and her heart guided everything she did and today the Julia Love Pritt Foundation is continuing its commitment to women, homelessness, and impact the health and wellness with at risk kids by helping them lead a more active lifestyle through physical education and youth sports experiences.